SE to release three more in Q3


Sony Ericsson is to release three handsets in Q3, which includes a further Android addition to its Xperia family.

The X8, like the X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro, runs off Android and uses the same user interface as these phones, offering a four-corner icon design for quick access to applications.

It comes with Timescape – Sony Ericsson’s social networking integration tool – a three-inch capacitive touchscreen, 3.2-megapixel camera and a 2GB memory card bundled, which can be expanded to 16GB.

It will start shipping in Q3 and will be available in white, dark blue/white, light blue/white, pink/white, and silver/white.

The Cedar is the latest handset to be added to Sony Ericsson’s GreenHeart range, the company’s environmentally collection of handsets, and is made from recycled plastics and comes with a low power consumption charger.

It includes Widget Manager 2.0 for easy access to social networks and applications, Faceboook, Twitter and MySpace social networking applications, 2.2-inch screen, two-megapixel camera and push email support.

It will ship in Q3 and will be available in black/silver or black/red.

The Yendo is Sony Ericsson’s first full touch Walkman phone. It comes with the four corner touch UI seen on the X10, X10 mini pro and X8 as well a a new touch controlled TrackID application and MediaGo, which lets users manage music from their PC.

Applications for Facebook, Twitter and MySpace are included as well as a two-megapixel camera but is a 2G only phone, keeping with pitching Walkman phones to the lower end of the handset market.

The Yendo will also ship in Q3 and will be available in black, blue, green, orange, pink, purple, red, silver, white and yellow.

There will also be software upgrades for the X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro to run on Android 2.1 from Q3 onwards. The X10 will have HD video recording added to it in Q3 and in Q4 it will be enabled to wirelessly connect to and display content on a user’s television.